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>>> my name is chris stevens, i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. i had the honor to serve as the envoy to the libyan revolution and i was thrilled to watch the libyan people stand up and demand their rights. now i'm excited to return to libya to continue the great work we've started, building a solid partnership between the united states and libya to help you the libyan people achieve your goals. right now i'm in washington, preparing for my assignment. as i walk around the monuments and memorials commemorating the courageous men and women that made america what it is, i'm reminded we too went through challenging periods, when america was divided by a bitter civil war 150 years ago. president abraham lincoln had the vision to pull us together toward a shared goal of peace and prosperity. growing up in california i didn't know much about the arab world. then after graduating from the university of california at berkeley, i traveled to north africa as peace corps engineer. i worked as an english teacher in morocco two years and quickly grew to love this part of the world. si
smoke kills over 73,000 non-smokers each year in the u.s., so it's definitely second hand smoke is a toxic substance that leads to death of many non-smokers in the u.s. and at outdoor events it may exacerbate people's health issues, especially if you have asthma or other respiratory ailments and especially harmful for youth and elderly as well as individuals with these types of illnesses. according to the u.s. surgeon general, there's no safe level of exposure to second hand smoke and it's a cancer (inaudible) as well. outdoors second hand smoke that reach the same levels as indoughs so it's really not safe. for many months breathe california , as an institution working to create this ordinance that would require that a no smoking sign be posted on all street events, that several announcements be made to indicate that events are smoke free and that all promotional materials and advertising materials in events include information that the event is smoke free and in case of a violation, the director of transportation and iscad, which is kind of our coordinating agency in the cit
. justine waldman kron 4 news >> you may be wondering how the u-s compares to other countries when it comes to gun ownership and regulation. we found that the u-s has the highest gun ownership rate in the world with an average of 88 guns per 100 people. and even the number two country, yemen, has significantly fewer.with about 55 guns per 100 people. and the united states has, by far, the most gun-related homicides of any other developed country. in 2011, the u-s had more than 91-hundred gun-related murders.compared to japan, which had just 11. and that may have something to do with the strict regulations the japanese government has in place. first off handgun ownership in japan is illegal.even holding a handgun, let alone firing one, is illegal and can get you one to 10 years in prison. the only type of gun you can legally own is a shotgun.and the process to buy one is complicated. you have to attend an all- day class and pass a written test. you also have to pass a shooting range class. then you have to take a mental test and drug test.which the police will have on file. then you have to
% perfect. we try the best we can. [ music playing ] >> reporter: reggie kumar, kron 4 news. >>> how the u.s. compares to other countries when it compares to gun ownership. the u.s. has the highest rate in the world with an average of 88 guns guns per 100 people. the united states has the most gun related homicides of any other developed country. in 2011, 9100 gun related murders and compare that to japan who had just 11. first off hand gun ownership in japan illegal. and the only time of gun you can own is a shotgun, the process to buy one, more than complicated, you have to pass tests and a shooting range class and a mental and drug test, then you have to pass a back ground check and not only do you have to lock and store your gun, you have to tell the police exactly where in your home that gun will be stored at all times and they are going to check. i am grant lodes, kron 4 news. >>> bay area schools have seen their share of violence. the school district has been beefing ufsecurity over the -- up security over the last few years. that is considered a model for how to protect students. >>
on u.s. consulate in libya will be sent to congress today. the attack in benghazi killed the ambassador stevens and three other americans. the review bore has been looking into whether enough -- given to potential threats and how washington responded. house and senate committees will hold hearings tomorrow and thursday. secretary of state clinton had been expected to testify, but she is recovering from a concussion. >>> con recollection -- congress is debating how much relief money to spend for superstorm sandy. the package involves more than 60 billion dollars in emergency spending. democrats want it out by christmas, it has been seven weeks since storm ravaged the northeast killing more than 120 in new york, new jersey and connecticut. republicans are saying not so fast. they say there's too much work in the -- pork in the package including money for salmon fisheries in alaska, new cars for the government and expansion project for amtrak. >>> southwest airlines has a new fee. next, why you want to get to the airport on time. >>> why a p every time someone chooses finish over cascade,
:rqu skating star rudy galino has been named to u.s. figure skating hall of fame winning titles in 1989 and 199067891996 won the u.s. singles title in frichbt crowd, remember at hp pavilion? returning after earning a bronze medal at world championships. the 43-year-old now coaches skating in san jose. >> what a career. >> yes oo. coming up next a 3,000 items yaused too17k decore this tree. >> yes. they're all very fragile. >>> coming up a case of very bad timing tonight a gun store about to open its koor doors over occasions of neighbor autos planting a dream. the east bay campus hoping to win a grant by becoming a little school that could. >> a big move for san francisco exploratorium, packing up the past, preparing for the future, those stories and more coming up at 6:00. >> and finally here holiday spirit climbing to new heights in one city. >> yes. >> nicknamed city of taste. it's fitting the christmas free tree is made of dining ware. >> check that out. made of 3,000 flaits plaits, cups and crockery donated by the people. symbolizes staples shared by family and friends, a special r
on several charges including willful cruelty. >> san jose figure skating star has been named to the u.s. figure skating hall of fame. the 3 time u.s. champion won u.s. pairs title with chrisy back in 1989 and 1990. in 96 he won the u.s. single title in front of hometown crowd at the hp pavilion. fantastic performance. he retired after earning a bronze medal at the 1996 world championship. 43-year-old man now coaches skating in san jose. congratulations to rudy. >> well still to come here. stanford researchers take technology back to the basics. coming up. in0vaivt tool helping millions of people feel their future. i'll explain. >> plus look what happens when determined little girl takes on determined little girl takes on a giant toy >> also any. woman anguish plea strike as nerve. tonight the tragedy in connecticut one mother perspective on the sz.stion of mental >> school security is on the minds of many in the wake of the school shooting at sandy hook elementary elementary. in millbrae security measures updated regularly. lock to each classroom changed just a year ago. >>
. that is not high speed the way it is calculated. average miles per hour. the minimum actually under u.s. -- of we have a standard -- 110. almost every high speed train in the world is running today at 130 some, 50 miles per hour average and we are in the dark ages as far as -- you will probably hear from ms. maloney and a few minutes, a segment from new york to boston is around 68 miles per hour average. pitiful. i started to talk about the horrible history highlights of amtrak's attempts to get into high speed rail. they did acquire train some years ago, the acquisition was a total disaster. there were extended expensive lawsuits that went on and on, they required a european design, and european fleet model that was allowed to tilt because you could get faster speed and curves and other things that could enhance the speed. unfortunately amtrak and the way it handled first the acquisition and then the redesign of the equipment, redesigned the vehicles so they were wider and they miscalculated because when the train got a higher speed and tilted the wider trains would hit. to compensate, they had
with them. >> reporter: 6-year-old nick pinto with a giants uniform. on capitol hill, the u.s. senate and the house of representatives observing moments of silence. with heavy hearts, signaling their grief. >> let each of us affirm we will keep in our hearts and honor those who fell. >> reporter: there is so much mourn in this town. local flower shops say they're running out of flowers, and there are so many more funerals in the coming days, including one tomorrow for a 6-year-old girl named jessica. jennifer davis, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> the california teacher's pension fund is reviewing an investment a gun maker linked to the school shootings. they pledged money to a private equity firm. connecticut police where identified a bushmaster rifle as one of those used in the newtown massacre. they're discussing the investment with the private firm. >>> the massacre may be the reason why gun buy backs this weekend in oakland, and san francisco were the most successful they've ever had. who donated the money to buy back all of those guns, and how many they took off the streets. oakland,
-old nick pinto with a giants uniform. on capitol hill, the u.s. senate and the house of representatives observing moments of silence. with heavy hearts, signaling their grief. >> let each of us affirm we will keep in our hearts and honor those who fell. >> reporter: there is so much mourn in this town. local flower shops say they're running out of flowers, and there are so many more funerals in the coming days, including one tomorrow for a 6-year-old girl named jessica. jennifer davis, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> the california teacher's pension fund is reviewing an investment a gun maker linked to the school shootings. they pledged money to a private equity firm. connecticut police where identified a bushmaster rifle as one of those used in the newtown massacre. they're discussing the investment with the private firm. >>> the massacre may be the reason why gun buy backs this weekend in oakland, and san francisco were the most successful they've ever had. who donated the money to buy back all of those guns, and how many they took off the streets. oakland, and san francisco police showed o
that constitutes free speech protected by the u.s. constitution. the group is challenging a provision of prop 35 that voter- approved proposition requiring sex offenders give authorities a list of their internet providers and screen names. the judge gave no indication of how he might rule. >>> police are looking for three men who tied up a san francisco family and robbed them during an overnight break- in. it happened at a home on sloat boulevard in the pine lake park neighborhood. police say the men were wearing ski masks when they forced their way in at about 3 a.m. and confronted the family inside. >> at least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun and was able to get the victims to comply and they were bound and the house was ransacked and the property was taken. >> the family had gates across the front door but police say the men got in through a window. they got away with about $500 in cash as well as some jewelry and clothes. >>> it's not something you expect to see in upscale palo alto. but buena vista mobile home park has been a fixture on el camino real since the 1920s. now the l
please u.s.a. plast she is the social director at the arab culture and community center and she helps hundreds of families in trans by providing social work service and is i know how important that work is and how difficult that work is and i can't thank you enough to ensure that all of our communities are cared for and ensure that all of our competency ask ins san francisco serve the arab and arab community know what to do when people walk through their doors so thank you so much vera. (applause). . >> thank you so much for your support san francisco we really appreciated it the arab community really appreciates it and tomorrow is a huge day for the community it's the beginning of the big holiday, so happy new year, (arab) thank you. you. >>> thank you vera. >> (applause). vera i do say with ask you to stay with us up here for a moment. hard work is never done alone and the best work is done in collaboration among very very strong key members in any organization. and so it's with great pride we are able to recognize someone who has been serving the community for song here in san
return. . >>> the most senior member of the u.s. senate, the giant of the senate, died today at 88. daniel inouye served since 1963 and almost completed 9 connective terms. before that he was a world war ii hero and medal of honor winner who lost a arm while charging towards a machine gun. according to his office his last words were aloha. >>> teen collapses collapses and dies and now her mother and a man is in custody. ktvu's patty lee is live in san francisco. >> reporter: homicide is in charge of this case because investigators found the circumstances suspicious. >> reporter: he was one of several witnesses who saw her collapse in broad day light in the sidewalk. >> she wasn't breathing and the ambulance came, when they took her away they were trying to revive her. >> reporter: he didn't heard she died till this afternoon and the news spread quickly. >> go away. go away. go away. >> reporter: are you okay? >> no, i am not. >> reporter: this woman blamed herself for not doing more to protect the girl who lived here with her sister and mother. >> family had issues. >> reporter: ba
participation in the city treasurer's pool. we have a small amount of u.s. treasury notes in our trust account with landfill proceeds and we continue to have an interest-free bank account, so that we don't pay fees for the most part on the bank account. the fourth report is the inception to-date. i am happy to answer questions from directors. >> any questions from directors? >> i just want to commend you all on the safety performance under this construction contract. it is pretty heavy, significant, complex work and the fact that you have continued to go through without issue. i don't know how much is attributable to being a jpla, but it's really phenomenal. it's a good model for everyone. one question on the financial report. where is the contingency for the overall project contingency tract and where would we be able to see that? >> we could start bringing you a report that shows the overall project budget. this is just the fiscal year budget. so it's just a slice of our best estimate of the overall capital budget that we anticipated to spend in this fiscal year. we don't budget for cont
request by apple to ban u.s. sales of sam's are smart phone models. >> the ruling comes after a apple award more than a billion dollars in damages after a jury found sam's song at copy critical features of the iphone at ipad. >> earlier this year, and out for your call the jury 105 billion award a slap on the wrist. >> in turn, some argue that apple will try to tie them up in courts from the war rather than competing with it head on. >> san jose andzipcar announce a new deal that will allow 15 newzipcars to be part for free at city of lots downtown. >> to otherzipcars are already part in a nearby private lots. >> the pilot program, meant to encourage low-cost ride sharing in downtown san jose, was approved by the san jose city council reuter this year will offer a party for to 40 of the cars to bring real vehicles for up to 18 months. >> aaa expects a slight increase in the end of the year holiday travel. nearly 12 million californians are expected to erode our christmas and new year. that is up to% over last year. >> 10 million of those travelers will be on the road. >> near a millio
will absolutely do that with amtrak and our partners at the u.s. dot. >> thank you. my time is up. >> any further questions from any members of the committee? seeing none, i'd like to thank each of our witnesses for your testimony today. i ask unanimous consent at the record of today's agreement open until such time as our witnesses have provided answers to any questions that have been submitted to them in writing. and unanimous consent the record remain open for 15 days for additional comments and information submitted by members for which it is to be included in the record of today's hearing. without objection, so ordered. i'd like to thank our witnesses again for your testimony today. and appreciate your working with our legislative challenge here today. seeing members have nothing further to add, the hearing is adjourned. .. 's retiring senator daniel akaka spoke on the senate floor yesterday about the life and career of senator inouye. these remarks are 15 minutes. >> madam president, it is very difficult for me to rise today with a heavy heart, to bid aloha, aloha to my good friend, colleag
-yaki-blog."you may be >> wondering how the u-s compares to other countries ownership and regulation. we found that the us has the highest gun ownership rate in the world with an average of 88 guns per 100 people. and even the number two country, yemen, has significantly fewer.with about 55 per 100 people. and the united states has, by far, the most gun-related homicides of any other developed country. in 2011, the u-s had more than 91-hundred gun-related murders.compared to japan, which had just 11. and that may have something to do with the strict regulations the japanese government has in place. first off.handgun ownership is illegal.even holding a handgun, let alone firing one, is illegal and can get you one to 10 years in prison. the only type of gun you can legally own is a shotgun.and the process to buy one is complicated. you have to attend an all- day class and pass a written test. you also have to pass a shooting range class. then you have to take a mental test and drug test.which the police will have one file. then you have to pass a background check. and not only do you have to loc
had the gollen gate anniversary and remember that off the bridge and the u.s. open and the pride parade. and then we took a brief break in july and in august started with some of our exercising as part of the fleet week activity and i highlight some of those here, so with the america cup's races which we had been planning for starting at the beginning of the year. three successful exercises in preparation for the first week of racing that took place in august and continued in october and as the mayor mentioned october was incredibly busy for us with america's cup and the fleet week activities we had going on, to additional exercises. we had a senior leader seminar and a disaster aid presentation on marina green. other things that took place that the mayor mentioned the bluegrass and castro street parade and a finer and giants game and lead to the playoffs and all happened on the same day so when we go we definitely go big. after those activities we had the annual shake out drill, one of the largest demonstrations of the public what their responsibilities are to be ready and
began the central subway program drear the action before you today will assists u.s. us in obtaining obtaining licenses that protect buildings adjacent to the project and with thin -- installation of interior and interior monitoring equipment on the buildings. this operation is performed in the city right of way and all work that the work will density and improve the soil conditions underneath the buildings and not of course, the operations of the buildings and should -- be detected duress the course of the project the s fm ta will be able to use the gouts to -- the probability has successfully acquired the off street properties and easesments to construct the property thus far and has successfully acquired all but right of the temporary construction licenses we are seek this resident luxe to avoid delays to the project schedule and your action today will hal low the project to continue these negotiations without jeopardizing the project schedule i have a brief presentation on the project and to show you how the grouting tools will be stoled installed to protect the buildings central
in the u.s. and i am just staying here and i intend to spend some time working park time as a consultant and i intend to remain committed to the ideas of a great city, the city of san francisco. and i intend to remain available to all of you for whatever might be of use in terms of moving the agenda of the transportation authority for the future. >> so thank you very much. and that concludes my report. >> thank you, i was wondering if you your partner did not mind just waving and acknowledging? >> i know that a number of my colleagues want to add to their comments you but to reiterate i don't know that we have the words to fully express how grateful we are for the amazing work that you have done and we are certainly very grateful to your family for i guess putting up with the many challenges that come with this job. so thank you very much. and so with that commissioner david chiu. >> i want to echo for your years in the agency and for putting up with us and all of the challenges that you face and i wish you all of the best in your coming years, i suspect in the short term, your life will
is very clear on this it's clear when he was a state senator, clear when he was a u.s. senator, it was clear also as president, and he was dealing kno as you well know with a myriad and he of issues and pushing hard and so making sure also that we had theto do e funding to do everything we d needed to do in the justice department. >> but the brady campaign i mean the first year gave obama campa an "f" and there is a report in the "new york times" on sunday after the aurora shooting that the justice department went to the white house, i know you educe weren't there then with ways to expand background checks and to go there was a decision not to go assign that far. not to assign blame but politically how hard is it to take on the in ra. to p >> having passed the brady bill assa and the assault ban, the last rea time we really had gun control it is very hard. that's why what you have to access focus on is criminal access and s the type of guns and make it a law enforcement issue. when i worked for president clinton we had all the police pol chiefs in d.c. and t
% of executions in the u.s. this year. the death penalty information center said texas led the nation with 15 executions followed by arizona, mississippi and oklahoma. the group says another 23 states have not put an inmate to death in 10 years, including california. the report says many states are imposing fewer death sentences. >>> new satellite circling the earth now design today to relay tv shows and radio communications to earth for the next 15 years after that it gets real mission that could last a million times longer. what does this rocket launch from kazakhstan and this book have in common? they both carry an art project from the imagination of an artist. we caught up with him in moscow a few hours after he watched the launch. >> it is humling to do work on a project like this that so many people contributed to and see it come to life. >> reporter: he got his phd in geography at -- his ph.d in geography at uc berkeley. this disc onboard the satellite contains his latest project, 100 photographs of the manmade and natural worlds. >> it will operate for 15 years, after that it will boo
. >>> a federal judge has denied a request by apple to ban the sale of dozens of samsung phones in the u.s. the request came after a jury ruled 26 samsung phones infringed upon apple's patents. but a judge said banning their sale would be harsh, because the technology copied from apple represents but a small portion of the phone's overall functionality. >>> and a computer hacker has been sentenced to ten years in prison. christopher cheney tapped into the personal e-mails of mila kunis, and dozens of others, mostly in the entertainment industry. johansson told the judge she had been truly humiliated. >>> finally, take it from me. do not look down. the world's highest, and thus, scariest pedestrian bridge, has opened in the swiss alps. >> no way. >> pass. >> not a fan. >> it is three feet wide. it is suspended 1,500 feet above a glacier. >> no. >> visibility so poor on opening day -- >> why? >> -- they say you couldn't see what was under your feet. perhaps the most unused bridge in human history is there. >> at least by our team. >> no to and from. >> wherever it needs to go, i hope you don
option and amnesty international reported that 500 people in the u.s. died since 2001 in california alone. we know that mentally ill people are particular risk but so are others, such as elderly, pregnant woman, and people with heart problems and drug users. i believe that there needs to be another alternative for crisis intervention teams and one without weapons. thank you. >> hope, as the founder, i have been for 40 years, and needless to say in that time i have encountered many people in crisis, and i am 76 years old and i am still there, and i hope that we will not put tasers in the hands of our police officers or anyone else especially those dealing with people in crisis. and i have dealt with many people in crisis, on the street, in our facilities and in our safe house for the homeless, addicted prostituted women who are trying to change their lives. i shutter to think what would happen if any of these women already so severely traumatized had been struck with tasers. we have one woman who suffered ritual abuse in piping by her parents from an early age we never know what will trigg
be more useful in that is really putting what the u.s. is doing, california is doing in a more global perspective. because what one sees around the world is a growing number of countries that are choosing to decriminalize the possession of all drugs, when the proposals now are merging -- new jersey did this a few years ago in a small way, colombia, argentina, ecuador, guatemala, some with right wing governments, very tough on crime, and in europe, similarly. it's not generally the standards to be putting people behind bars for a possession of any drug in small amounts for one's own personal use. and perhaps the paramount example of success in this regard is portugal. portugal 11 years ago decriminalized the possession of all drugs in personal use amounts. drug selling is illegal and you can still be arrested for that. they began doing evaluations a few years ago. you do not go to jail for possession of any drug in a small amount. and you are not drug tested. nobody gets thrown back in for dirty urines and all this sort of stuff. it's now been in place for 11 years. the research on tha
the account deficit which shrank. what is a copit? >> it tells you how business is doing in the u. s market. it came in at a very low number might be you are spending money on guests and american goods. americans are not really spending money on foreign goods as well. typically people are red white and blue which is a great thing. i is a and a lack of market activity in the international market. >> also we want to talk fiscal cliff because that made headlines. dss to press made alert a couple minutes ago saying john maynarthey are there it looks like there is a shift. >> the numbers came down to less tax people more who made over a million dollars. that came down and said let's tax people who make over 400,000 which went up from 250,000. it is nice to see that both president obama and banner are working together. obama is revised plan would raise about 1.2 trillion dollars down the road. it is not as much money as you would think. the tennessee republican said the deal is not even close. this is just framework at best. >> you said you didn't think there was a deal possible. as a landscape c
. first of all, i will introduce everyone. mark quinn is the san francisco district director of the u.s. small business administration. the small business administration covers not only san francisco proper but the bay area. the severed his third district is responsible for a business loan portfolio of 12,000 loans worth $4.2 billion. in 2009, the sba approved $500 million in lending. next, we have the executive director of the san francisco small business office. she was in san francisco in 1986 to open the buffalo exchange limited store, and in the 13 years she worked for buffalo exchange, tennis district manager, she held her open the company from four to 11 stores. in 2009, the mayor appointed her as executive director to the office of small businesses. next, we have the ceo of opportunity funds. he has combined his background as a community organizer with an education from stanford to develop an innovative, not-for- profit financial incision that uses market principles to affect systemic change. it operates one of the nation's largest individual development, programs, a leading pro
to be breathing a sigh of relief in u.s. fiscal cliff negotiations. they finished the trading session with gains and in china anti-jaun, they -- and tie jaun they also -- taiwan they also posted gains. nasdaq, s&p 500, dow jones industrial average, they are all in pretty good ape and nasdaq is back above 3,000. >>> iphone owners are happy to have them back on their smart phones. there were more than 10 million beyond downloads to new maps since it was available. apple decided to drop the map but then the maps were harshly criticized and he offered alternatives. >> you have yours? >> yes. >> just imagine, television and twitter, working together. the new way twitter will measure how much television you are watching. >> plus workers will go on strike at oakland international airport. >>> get the top stories sent straight to your cell phone. get your morning wake-up call by texting the word wake up to 70123. hness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attack
. that is being rolled out at education, energy, treasury, u.s. aid, other agencies as well. these programs are celebrating the use of open data and hopefully will provide some additional support. i think there are even folks here who have been part of these events. we're excited for that continued support and hope you can all join this initiative in the neutral. -- future. >> so, earlier you were talking a little about kind of how san francisco came in in terms of actually ading the officer. more broadly how do you think san francisco compares and what are some of the other cities that are doing really well in terms of open data? >> i should be clear. when san francisco is third, we have a pact. i'll add to that actually. what's great in san francisco is there is not just going to be a chief data officer. there is also the office of civic innovation. jay's team, shannon's team. by having both of those units in place i think there is going to be a really powerful team. because you can't just open up the data. you have to do things like this, where you get the community together or you have
're using a lot of data from the u.s. government, cdc, another company called practice fusion and electronic medical record vendor. and again, what we try to do is make health fun and make the experience of health about exploring this great city that we're in and then showing the long-term health benefits of doing so. right now we're looking for beta users in the city and we'll launch in about a month or two. thank you very much. we're really happy to be here. (applause) >> cool, we're going to do a short panel talking about the state of open data and sort of what specifically some of these companies are doing which you've gotten a brief peek on. again, you're probably familiar with, already know who a lot of these people are. really quick go down and have everyone introduce them self. >> hello,ishv. my name is ian kalen, hottved by the department of energy and i support thuous us chief technology officer todd park who is not the cto, but assistant to the president. >> and i'm peter hirschberg, run publicly a dozen hack-a-thon, [speaker not understood], build apps and explore what's possible
in 1959, the year hawaii became a state. his 50 years in the senate is the longest tenure in u.s. history. stay with us. we'll be back. >>> alamo elementary school hoping to be the little school that could. >> the school is attempting to win a nation wral grant and they turned to michael finney for help. >> our apologies we don't have the audio for that piece. but we'll work on that and hope to bring it to you shortly. >> and let's press on. coming up next, a billing move for the san francisco exploratorium. >> they're packing up the past, as they prepare for the future. >>> countdown is on. two and a half weeks until we say goodbye to the exploratorium as we know it. the museum will reopen in the spring at a new home. and tonight, the staff races now to prepare for the future it's still hard to tell these are the final days of the this place. exploratorium opened in 1969. a first of its kind museum with interactive exhibits making science fun. a memory wall sup now where staff and visitors are sharing thoughts. one visitor came to take a look is brian matthews. >> made a big impression o
in 1959 and was the highest ranking asian- american politician in u.s. history. he lost his right arm in battle during world war ii and received the medal of honor. >> he was the kind of man, in short, that america has always been grateful to have, especially in her darkest hours. men who lead by example and who expect nothing. >> inouye died yesterday of respiratory complications. he was 88. >> showing him being sworn in by lyndon johnson. >>> president obama made a counter-offer so as not to step off the "fiscal cliff." the president offered to curtail future cost of living increases for social security recipients. he softened his demand for higher taxes at upper income levels. boehner wants a million dollars for higher tax rates. if no deal is reached, billions in tax hikes and spending cuts will go into effect. >>> a federal judge has rejected a request by cupertino- based apple that samsung be banned from selling three models of smartphones. a jury ruled in august that samsung illegally used apple technology in some of the phones. samsung was ordered to pay apple $1 billion as a
asian-american politician in u.s. history and a world war ii medal of honor recipient. he was 88. >>> today nasa crashed into the mood according to plan. how the end of one mission will be a tribute to a groundbreaking astronaut. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, a new offer and some new optimism in washington that so-called fiscal cliff may b tara mergener o >>> those are nice holiday numbers. how about this? a new offer and new optimism in washington. the so-called "fiscal cliff" may be avoided. cbs reporter tara mergener on the talks pushing forward at the highest levels. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner refused to answer questions after meeting with president obama today-to- discuss the "fiscal cliff." >> any updates, mr. speaker? >> reporter: after weeks of deadlocks between the white house and congressional republicans, boehner changed course on friday. he is now offering to support tax increases for households making more than $1 million a year in exchange for a trillion dollars in spending cuts to entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid. >> the president has always said that
injections of convicted capital murders in 2012. >> a federal judge denied a legal request by apple to ban u.s. sales of sam songsungs smart phone models. >> the ruling comes after apple was awarded more than a billion dollars in damages after a jury found samsung has copy critical features of the iphone and ipad. >> earlier this year, an apple lawyer called the jury's 1.5 billion award a slap on the wrist. >>. at the the kron 4 news stock feel is in new town connecticut covering the tragedy at sandy hook elementary. >> it is a topic dr. phil tax today at 10, look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, re
. the white house said the speaker's plan-b will not pass the u.s. senate. so it will not protect -- because it will not protect middle school families. that statement says the president is hopeful both sides can still work out their differences and reach a solution. >>> and eight people including three firefighters were taken to the hospital after a hazmat situation overnight in redwood city. it happened on barron avenue. authorities say it appears people living in a mobile home set off a bug fogger that created those hazardous fumes. none of the injuries are believed to be serious. >>> 8:49. in the story you will see only on 2, another christmas tree has been stolen from a family's front yard. these trees have great sentimental value. pam cook has the story of one man trying to celebrate the season while also dealing with heartbreak. >> for. second time in two years, someone has stolen a living christmas tree from a home in vallejo. chuck reed planted three trees in honor of his grandson who died of cancer a few years ago right after christmas day. one of the trees died. and then the last
bill in over 60 years and most substantial reform of u.s. patent law since the 1836 patent act. the lay lee-smith a.i.a. re-establishes the united states patent system as a global standard. over the past year the patent office has worked diligently to implement the provisions of the act to ensure the bill realizes its full potential to promote innovation and create jobs. the bill that we consider today includes several technical corrections and improvements that ensure that the implementation of the bill can proceed efficiently and effectively. the bill is supported by all sectors of our economy from across the united states, including manufacturers, university, technology, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies and innovators. i have also received letters in support from the coalition for 21st century patent reform which represents manufacturers, pharmaceutical, technology, defense companies, and universities. the innovation alliance which represents high-tech companies and license sure, and the b.s.a., the software alliance which represents a range of high technology and software compa
ranking asian politician in u.s. history am he lost his right arm in a battle during world war ii and received the medal of honor. inouye died yesterday of respiratory complications. he was 88. >>> president obama has made a counter-offer to try and avert the "fiscal cliff." he met with house speaker john boehner at the white house yesterday. the president reportedly offered to curtail future cost of living increases for recipients of social security and softened his demand for higher taxes at upper income levels. boehner wants an earnings threshold of a million dollars for higher rates. if no deal is reached in the next two weeks, billions in tax hikes and spending cuts will go into effect. >>> millions of credit card customers should soon receive refunds from american express, capital one and discover. the three companies owe $435 million in refunds to nearly 6 million customers the result of a government crackdown on deceptive credit card practices. refunds range from $3 to $300 showing up on monthly statement. >>> a southern california man is doing his part to help the people
in the u.s. senate daniel inouye of hawaii has died. the democrat had represented hawaii in congress since hawaii became a state in 1959. he was the highest ranking asian-american politician enoughs history. he lost hit right arm in battle in world war ii and received the medal of honor. >> he was the kind of man, in short, that america has always been grateful to have especially in her darkest hours. men who lead by example and expect nothing. >> mr. inouye died yesterday of respiratory complications. he was 88. >>> a new offer from president obama aimed at avoiding the "fiscal cliff." he met with house speaker john boehner at the white house yesterday. the president reportedly offered to curtail future cost of living increases for recipients of social security and softened his demand for higher taxes at upper income levels. boehner wants an earnings threshold of a million dollars for higher rates. if no deal is reached in the next two weeks, billions in tax hikes and spending cuts will go into effect. >>> well, millions of credit card customers should soon receive refunds from american e
of dairies in the u.s. undertaking every aspect of the cheese making process, including of course making the cheese itself. we're a farmstead dairy, which means we have our own animals and produce our own milk that produces our own cheese. the cheese they're making today is a product called "monet" -- one of their signature goat cheeses, topped by hand with edible flowers. i feel like i'm all thumbs here. well they're very delicate these little petals like that. harley farms may be a small, labor intensive operation, but its homegrown cheeses are winning awards and accolades. are you ready? oh no, i'm not. so, turn it upside down and then take it off and then you've got your pretty cheese. oh, yours looks better. no it doesn't, yours looks fabulous. even though mine's a bit off kilter, it promises to taste really good. and you're a cheesemaker. ah! i did it. you did it. my monet! me in wine country, still to up next a san jose hot spot that's part of a growing trend of wine shops with something more. they keep bringing in small wineries that maybe you haven't heard of that you could get
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